Duration: 5 April through 16 July 2021 – 3 months (start and end date may be flexible)
Job type: Seasonal
Application deadline: March 15 2021
Participants will assist the Pelee Island Bird Observatory’s Field Supervisor with all research, fieldwork, data management, volunteer supervision, field station logistics and upkeep of staff cottage on Pelee Island from 12th April to 16th July 2021.
The Assistant Field Biologist will:
Pelee Island is a premier location to study and observe hundreds of migratory species and dozens of breeding birds with limited ranges in Canada.
An experienced field birder able to identify 75-95% of the majority of species found in the Great lakes region by sight and sound. Previous bird banding experience (ideally more than 5000 birds banded) and familiarity with CMMN migration monitoring, the Great Lakes Marsh Monitoring Program and Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) are a plus, but not essential. They must be able to spend long periods standing and walking over uneven terrain, comfortable interacting with the public, easy to live with and willing to work hard. PIBO’s staff and volunteers must be prepared to sometimes work ten-hour days for up to 70 days in a row without a day off, in both cold, as well as hot, humid, buggy conditions. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and must be legally entitled to work in Ontario. A driver’s license and a clean driving record are a plus.
Shared housing provided but food and transportation to and from Pelee Island will be the responsibility of the candidate. Conditions around the banding station are often flooded and may be muddy. Biting insects, poison ivy, cockroaches, spiders and non-venomous snakes are common. The island can be cold in the early spring and PIBO’s staff house is not winterized. Internet and cellphone reception is limited at the banding station and at the staff house.
Total compensation is up to $3000/month (CDN), minus deductions, depending on experience.
Please send your resume, a cover letter describing your experience and interest in the position, and contact information for three references, to Suzanne Friemann at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 29 2021 ID: 58474